As most of you probably know by now, Hasbro has a "Crystal Empire" toy line in the works, and some of them are already showing up on shelves.
Rayesdol over on MLP arena recently aquired one, and something really interesting was found on the back of the box!
Head on past the break if you aren't afraid of a few season 3 spoilers.
Author: Cold in Gardez
Description: The gryphons were not always monsters. That came later.The Carnivore's Prayer
In the earliest days, they were our friends. They flew alongside pegasi. They shared the land with earth ponies. They studied beside unicorns. There was no fear between us. That came later too.
Time drew our people apart, but it was not time that made them monsters. They made that choice themselves; they chose their fate. And it was the greatest gryphon who sealed it.
He was born, many years ago, on a mountain far to the north...
Additional Tags: A grown up fairy tale
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Up above, we have Lyra and Bonbon being the most ridiculous couple ever short animation style (or room-mates, I guess it's pretty random these days what the artists are actually implying!).
And below the break, a simple slideshow style animation of the origins of Celestia and Luna. We actually posted it a while back, but the link was derped! My bad!
It looks like Canterlot Gardens has beefed up their guest list with yet another VA! Andrea Libman has hopped on board. Their full press release is after the break, including a few other names that will be attending!
And in other news, it's totally her birthday, meaning you should totally head on over to her twitter page and wish her a good one!
We have a mix of music for you all on this fine Thursday night. Michelle Creber (Applebloom) starts us off with a single from her upcoming album, followed by an instrumental collab between Tiethepony and Hmage for all you electronic fans, and we finish with a remix of Winter Wrap Up, because we haven't remixed Winter Wrap Up in forever.
Check them out below!
1.) When You Wish Upon a Star - Michelle Creber & Andrew Stein
2.) TeiThePony & HMage - Elusive Gem (Radio Mix)
3.) CopyCat - Capturing Winter In C Sharp (Dj Pon-3's 4 Seasons Remix) PMV
Time for another Tumblr Spotlight! Hopefully with something a little different this time around than our usual fare. First off, thank you for the people that responded since the last spotlight with all of your suggestions, they really were a great help.
As always, you can send Tumblr suggestions to either my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to my Twitter account @CalpainEqD.
For today's Tumble, we have a sort of sad one for you all to peruse. After an accident that rendered Rainbow blind, she begins to learn how to function in a world without sight thanks in part to her friend Twilight. While a fairly new Tumblr, it appears to update rather regularly, has good artwork, and a story arc that has potential!
For those of you interested in something new, you can check out the first page of the Tumblr below:
Ask Blind Rainbow Dash
I never understood how this was a good idea in the Mare Do Well episode. I guess our girls do come with bad ideas every so often too. After all, they are only pony.
Yep, more comics. Click for full!
[Slice of Life] Scootalooooo
Description: It's Rumbles' first day of school after moving from Cloudsdale to Ponyville. Everything should be going fine. However... at the local bullies' instigation he finds himself embroiled in a race with Ponyvilles pluckiest flightless Pegasus..Rough and Tumble (New Part 4!)
Additional Tags: Fun, Schoolyard Shenanigans, Racing, Worldbuilding
It looks like Monopoly Hotel has added some pony rooms so far in their Friendship is Magic update. I am not sure if this was the big thing they were hinting at a few days ago, but this is all we have gotten so far!
Thanks to Austin for the heads up!
As multiple people have pointed out throughout the day, the Derpy toy on Hasbro Toy Shop keeps popping up with stock then immediately selling out. A couple of people have confirmed that they were able to buy one during these very short ~2-5 minute bursts, so you may be able to pick one up after all!
Two intrepid Derpy customers have sent us emails from Hasbro Toy Shop customer care, saying the extra Derpy's are people ordering multiple toys from the same address. They are slowly culling out all the cheaters and selling the remaining in batches.
Anyway, you can find the page here! Good luck!
You have probably all heard the song by now, but the camera quality rips of their updated version of the video that goes along with it might not be the best thing on the planet! The Hub has posted the entire thing up on their Youtube page. Check it out here or after the break!
Remix Music: Gypsy Bard ska cover / White Park Act 2 (Pinkie Pie's Smile Remix) / Becoming Popular (Rock Cover)by Sethisto
We have a Ska version of Gypsy Bard, followed by some Pinkie Pie Smile crossed over with White Part, and finish off with a rock cover of Becoming Popular. Check them out below!
Also Twilight Sparkle has the best sparkly eyes.
1.) White Park Act 2 (Pinkie Pie's Smile Remix)
2.) Gypsy Bard ska cover
3.) Becoming Popular (Rock Cover)
Author: Japanese Teeth
Description: Twilight is shocked to notice that her feelings for one of her friends aren't quite the same as her feelings for the rest of them. Does she simply prefer some of her friends over others, or is it a sign of something deeper?A Delicate Balance (New Part 35!)
Additional Tags: crush, anxiety, freakout, advice, Twijack
Check out that poster. Check out those monitors. Suddenly I want to pursue a career in music! Will Anderson has a badass setup, that's for sure.
Also that's some season 3 up there (Episode 4 based on the numbers). I think we all know the Cutie Mark Crusaders will most likely make an appearance regardless though!
Thanks to the army of people that sent it in!
Ponify the WORLD! I've never heard of the anime in the first one, but that is pretty damn awesome.
1.) Bakemonogatari Ending Ponified
2.) Dash and Shy - Opening
3.) The Everfree Games
All you people up there in Alberta Canada have some talent visiting one of your anime conventions. Animethon has announced Cathy Weseluck for attendance on the 10th of August. I hope you guys have some cross-con autograph pages going (Might I suggest the comic con poster?) because it looks like pony voice actors are the big new thing in the convention world!